Ethnic Families in America

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Roosevelt Wright / Charles H. Mindel / Thanh Van Tran / Robert W. Habenstein  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
5
Language
English
Total pages
528
Pub.-date
June 2011
ISBN13
9780130918390
ISBN
0130918393
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Description

A mosaic of ethnic groups
 
Reflecting the social and political dynamics in the United States, this edited volume offers an inclusive look at multicultural diversity in the U.S. with extensive coverage of the family life styles, traditions and values of seventeen American ethnic groups.

 

Providing unique and personal insights, each chapter is written by a contributing author representing a particular ethnic group and is structured in a similar pattern - covering the historical background, key ethnic cultural components, traditional and current ethnic family characteristics, and changes and adaptations to the ethnic family and culture. The book is suitable for undergraduate courses in Sociology of the Family, Sociology of Minority Groups, Social Work with Minority Groups, and Race and Ethnicity.

 

Learning Goals
Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Have a better understanding at the multicultural diversity of families in the United States
  • Have a deeper understanding of family life styles, traditions, and values of a wide range of ethnic families in America

Features

  • Examines the distinctions of those things identified as ethnic (i.e., unique cultural traits, sense of community, ethnocentrism, ascribed membership, and territoriality).
  • Looks at the differences between ethnic characteristics and other forces impinging upon minority members' lives - such as economics, social class, and social mobility.
  • Considers the impact of liberation movements on ethnic family life, and the effects of family traditions and values on these social movements.
  • Addresses the problems associated with the persistence of ethnic diversity in the United States.
  • Extensively updates statistical information and changes in ethnic families and culture.
  • Studies timely and progressive issues, including the role of the family as the creator and transmitter of values, the future of the ethnic group, effects of youth culture, mass media, and popular culture on ethnic values and solidarity.
  • Identifies and discusses the distinctive essence of each ethnic group, including special rituals, values, norms, family roles, extended family relationships and how values are transmitted across generations.
  • The book is a comprehensive text on ethnic families and can be used (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) in courses in:  ethnic studies; diversity, multiculturalism, and cross-cultural studies; and family studies in sociology, psychology, education, religion, etc.
  • Helping professional and academicians (i.e., counselors, nurses, social workers, mental health works, health care providers, teachers and professors, etc.) will find the chapters extremely insightful and useful in their professional practices and/ instructional environments.

 

New to this Edition

  • Each chapter has been thoroughly revised and updated.
  • Each chapter was written by well known and highly respected scholar(s) in the field of family studies.
  • Each chapter provides a comprehensive and authoritative analysis  of ethnic family life.
  • New chapters on the Dominican, Filipino, and Muslim families affirm the continuing change in the ethnic makeup and cultural diversity of the United States.
  • The book is a comprehensive text on ethnic families and can be used (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) in courses in:  ethnic studies; diversity, multiculturalism, and cross-cultural studies; and family studies in sociology, psychology, education, religion, etc.
  • Helping professional and academicians (i.e., counselors, nurses, social workers, mental health works, health care providers, teachers and professors, etc.) will find the chapters extremely insightful and useful in their professional practices and/ instructional environments.

Table of Contents

Preface

Contributors

 

Part I: Setting the Stage

 

Chapter 1: Diversity Among American Ethnic Minorities

Roosevelt Wright

Charles H. Mindel

Jeanette R. Davidson

 

Chapter 2: A “Then and Now” Overview of the Immigrant Family in America

Charles A. Mindel

Robert W. Habenstein

 

Part II: European Ethnic Families

 

Chapter 3: The Irish-American Family

Patricia J. Fanning

 

Chapter 4: The Greek-American Family

Anna Karpathakis

 

Chapter 5: The Italian-American Family

Danielle Battisti

 

Chapter 6: The Polish-American Family

Mary Patrice Erdmans

 

Part Three: Hispanic / Latino Ethnic Families

 

Chapter 7: The Mexican-American Family

Rosina M. Becerra

 

Chapter 8: The Cuban-American Family

Zulema E. Suárez

Rose M. Perez

 

Chapter 9: The Puerto Rican-American Family

Lirio K. Negroni

 

Chapter 10: The Dominican-American Family

Ramona Hernandez

 

Part IV: Asian American Ethnic Families

 

Chapter 11: The Korean-American family

Pyong Gap Min

Chigon Kim

 

Chapter 12: The Vietnamese-American Family

Thanh Van Tran

Phu Tai Phan

 

Chapter 13: The Chinese-American Family

Morrison G. Wong

 

Chapter 14: The Japanese-American Family

Arthur Sakamoto

ChangHwan Kim

Isao Takei

 

Chapter 15: The Filipino-American Family

Carl L. Bankston III

 

Chapter 16: The Asian Indian-American Family

Uma A. Segal

 

Part V: Historically Subjugated Ethnic Families

 

Chapter 17: The African-American Family

Dwain A. Pellebon

 

Chapter 18: The Native American Indian Family

Robert John

 

Part VI: Socio-Religious Ethnic Families

 

Chapter 19: The Jewish-American Family

Charles H. Mindel

Bernard Farber

Bernard Lazerwitz

 

Chapter 20: The Amish-American Family

Donald B. Kraybill

Gertrude Enders Huntington

 

Chapter 21: The Mormon-American Family

David C. Dollahite

 

Chapter 22: The Muslim-American Family

Bahira Sherif Trask

 

Index


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